El Dorado Hills Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in El Dorado Hills

April 14, 2018 Darleen Reid

El Dorado Hills (EDH) is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) located in El Dorado County, California, 22 miles (35 km) east of the state capital of Sacramento. The population was 42,108 at the 2010 census, up from 18,016 at the 2000 census. This population growth is attributed through the combination of actual population increase within the 2000 CDP boundaries and expansion of the boundaries. The area of EDH was expanded from 17.9 square miles (46 km) in 2000 to 48.606 square miles (125.89 km) in 2010.
Things to do in El Dorado Hills

1. Sutter Street Steakhouse

604 Sutter St, Folsom, CA 95630-2575 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 916-351-9100
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 217 reviews

Sutter Street Steakhouse

This restaurant is owned by the same people as the 5th Street Steakhouse in Chico. For reviews visit: www.yelp.com/biz/5th-street-steakhouse-chico

Reviewed By Dennismc2015 - Seattle, Washington

This is a place you will want to make reservations in advance. Very popular and overheard the Hostess telling people "it will be 1 1/2 hrs before we can seat you" - and this was on a Thursday at 6 pm.

Steaks are dry aged a minimum of 20 days and are cooked to perfection. Several nightly specials are offered in addition to the regular menu. Potato sides that are offered are baked, garlic mashed, and cheddar mashed. All are very tasty.

They also offer several "seafood" dishes - lobster, shrimp, oysters, and fish.

The wait staff was very attentive and made sure you were happy with your meal.

2. Snooks Candies & Ice Cream

731 Sutter St, Folsom, CA 95630-2546 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout American +1 916-985-0620
Excellent
80%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 107 reviews

Snooks Candies & Ice Cream

Snooks is a 3rd generation family of candy makers. See our candies being made on location in Historic Folsom, California.

Reviewed By aquaH2Omama

We stopped here for our after dinner treats. They had a nice selection of ice cream, chocolates, & non-chocolate candy. The place to go if you are looking for some unusual candies.Thank you for sharing. We appreciate it very much. Sincerely, The Snooks

3. Hawks

5530 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, CA 95746-6289 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 33 - SGD 131 +1 916-791-6200
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Hawks

Reviewed By drastler - Roseville, California

This is a review on Happy Hour at Hawks. We come here for HH to enjoy the small plates and wines. Fresh Pea, Burchetta with Ricotta Cheese, Tempura Asparagus; Caesar Salad and sharing the burger & fries all made for a very enjoyable dinner at Hawks during Happy Hour on a recent visit. Wines by the glass at $ 6 are reasonable but there is limited selection during HH. I would go for the red blend if you are into reds. There is an extensive wine list too if you want to try something else. With about 6-8 seats at the bar and 4-5 small tables- this is a small area - so you will need to come early if you want to sit. Overall experience and service was excellent. IWish there were more restaurants of this quality in the Roseville area!

Dinner Review. Hawks is a nice dinning establishment in Granite Bay with high quality service and attention to detail. Recently celebrated my wife's B-day here. We tried the Hamachi appetizer, Caesar Salad, Slow roasted short ribs, and Halibut. Nice citrus sauce worked well with the Hamachi - although the portion was too small to share. Caesar salad was great, fresh with a touch of anchovy in the creamy cheese dressing- very fresh salad. The Halibut was well prepared - but a small portion for the price. The short rib was a large portion pulled form the bone and pressed together in a generation serving. The flavor was rich - but a little too oily for my taste. Very nice, pleasant dinner experience with serval good wines available by the glass. I wish there were more fish and pasta selections, and a good duck dish on the menu would bring me back .

4. Selland's Market Cafe

4370 Town Center Blvd, Suite 120, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7140 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast SGD 20 +1 916-932-5025
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 244 reviews

Selland's Market Cafe

Selland's is a family-owned cafe from the restaurateurs behind Ella and The Kitchen. Catering and to go food is our specialty! Serving hand crafted, seasonal American food made from scratch with the best possible ingredients. Selland's is a casual and friendly cafe with elegant touches and a huge patio overlooking the lake at Town Center El Dorado Hills. Choose from a huge array of foods - from sandwiches, salads, soups, and pizzas to hot and cold entrees and sides. Dinner specials, Sunday Brunch, bakery and sweets, lunch and dinner every day. Wine shop, wine and beer on tap, ample seating. Very family friendly and lots of community events make Selland's the place to be in Town Center!

Reviewed By 32480Robert - El Dorado Hills, California

Nice place to relax and enjoy a Lite Meal...salads and sandwiches are very good. Deserts are wonderful and you can get some nice wine. Friendly staff. Wonderful local meeting spot.

5. Karen's Bakery

705 Gold Lake Dr, Folsom, CA 95630-2535 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 916-985-2665
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 193 reviews

Karen's Bakery

Reviewed By kerithp2017 - Lotus, United States

Best coffee in town. I don't eat a lot of sweets, but if I do...it's Karen's. Great selection. Special occasion cakes - all amazing! And breakfast and lunch to die for. Every dish is my new fav! Hard to choose. I love the poblano chicken sandwich. Their deli case salad trio changes by season. Karen's is really my favorite spot in Folsom.

6. Purple Place

363 Green Valley Rd, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3905 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 916-933-2616
Excellent
39%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 158 reviews

Purple Place

Reviewed By S D - Sacramento, California

This is a restaurant I frequented when I lived nearby in 1994. It was a dive with excellent breakfasts, nice service, friendly people. We went for breakfast almost every week for several years. This New Years morning we were looking for a breakfast before a movie and discovered that this was still open. We went!! It is a hopping place, still understated, still excellent food and very helpful staff. I would go every weekend again if I didn’t live 45 minutes away. Strongly recommend for breakfast.

7. Vaiano Trattoria

7160 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, CA 95746-6211 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +1 916-780-0888
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 69 reviews

Vaiano Trattoria

Casual country Italian comfort food/great wine list and wonderful wine prices

Reviewed By Greg H - Sacramento, California

Stopped in for dinner with a business client. Happy with the selection of appetizers, wines, and entrees. Everything was very good. The service was good. The only thing missing was ambience and emotion. I had hoped the restaurant would be darker and more intimate than it was. Overall a good experience.

8. Chicago Fire

614 Sutter St, Suite A, Folsom, CA 95630-2573 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night SGD 26 +1 916-353-0140
Excellent
48%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 225 reviews

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire was born of my desire to enjoy the flavors and textures unique to Chicago Pizza and share them with others. Our menu is strongly influenced by Chicago’s history and culture. Firstly, many of Chicago’s tastiest foods were created by Greek and Italian immigrants. Secondly, Chicago was once known as the pork capital of the world. Most of our sandwiches and pizzas have over a half pound of meat, staying true to portions one would expect in The Windy City. Lastly, we offer numerous “Fiery” foods such as Extra Hot Wings, The Great Chicago Fire Pizza, Spicy Italian Sausage, and of course our signature Hot Italian Beef. Enjoy! Eric Schnetz - Founder and Corporate Chef

Reviewed By Deborah F - Columbia, Maryland

The pizza is very good - thin crust is much faster from the kitchen here, so that's what we ordered. My Greek pizza was excellent, and mom enjoyed her Combo.

This isn't quick pizza ... I prefer deep dish, the menus indicated 30 minutes, and we waited half that for thin crust. Still, worth the wait. As well, there is a by the slice option which is likely faster.

Service was cheerful with nice touches like a tub of tsiki sauce for my takeaway box to go with my pizza.

9. Sienna Restaurant

3909 Park Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4561 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 20 - SGD 33 +1 916-941-9694
Excellent
51%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 239 reviews

Sienna Restaurant

SIENNA is a 9,500 square foot upscale-casual eatery, bar and restaurant in El Dorado Hills, CA located in the La Borgata Center. The cuisine is New American Cuisine. All of the cuisine is prepared from scratch by Executive Chef Cassie Bucholz and the Sienna chef team. This El Dorado Hills restaurant features four beautiful fireplaces, a Chef's Table for 10 guests located in the state of the art 3600 square foot kitchen, private dining with full audio & visual capabilities, a large stone top bar & the best outdoor dining in the Sacramento area. SIENNA has a sophisticated yet approachable wine list with over 80 selections by the bottle & 20 selections by the glass. The custom bar also features Handcrafted House Cocktails & beers on tap including our own Sienna Ale brewed in house. With a family friendly upscale environment, whatever the occasion, SIENNA is the perfect place for your next business lunch, family dinner, Sunday Brunch, or a night out on the town.

Reviewed By Linda T - San Francisco, California

So I have been trying to think of reasons why NOT to give this restaurant five stars, and I really cannot think of one! I went to a birthday celebration not knowing the town or the area at all, and was very pleased to find this contemporary, welcoming and super clean and sleek restaurant not far from the freeway in El Dorado Hills. Parking was easy, and the food was exquisite! We had an array of appetizers throughout the afternoon, and the large table was always full of hot, delicious, tempting and beautifully displayed food. The servers were friendly and helpful. There is a private glassed-in room that looked quite intriguing. I will definitely go back and highly recommend Sienna Restaurant.

10. Dominick's Italian Market-Deli

8621 Auburn Folsom Rd, Granite Bay, CA 95746-6202 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 +1 916-786-3355
Excellent
44%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 86 reviews

Dominick's Italian Market-Deli

Reviewed By porsche74s - Granite Bay, California

We live in the area so we go to Dominick's quite often. The bar area, although very small, is a lively spot where locals hang out waiting for a table. It's a noisy room when it's full, always busy especially on weekends. The food is consistently very good, our favorites are the lasagna or sometimes the spaghetti & meatballs. The deli under the same ownership is next door, they make good sandwiches and salads. Worth a special trip just for the warm atmosphere, although some might not like the closeness of the tables in a relatively small room.

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